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May 01, 2011

Executive Announcements

May 2011


North American Power

Bill Kinneary
Bill Kinneary
Taff Tschamler
Taff Tschamler

North American Power (NAP) announced the addition of energy industry veterans Bill Kinneary, as President and Chief Compliance Officer, and Taff Tschamler, as Vice President of Business Development and Regulatory Affairs.

Kinneary brings with him nearly 40 years of experience in the energy industry, where he held numerous positions, ranging from utility general manager to top-level executive positions in retail marketing and electric generation companies. Kinneary has served as a member of the National Energy Marketers Association’s Executive Committee since 1999, including two terms as Chairman, and has served as Chairman Emeritus since 2005.

Tschamler, a 16-year energy industry veteran, will be involved in pricing and supply management, marketing and compliance in addition to business development. As one of the industry’s leading analysts in energy consulting, he has run retail energy advisory services and retail benchmarking services and was lead author of First to Market, an analysis of the emerging smart energy business by KEMA, an authority in energy consulting and testing and certification.

North American Power celebrates its first year of service just as the company passes the 100,000 customer mark.



Herbalife Ltd.

Dr. Felipe Melgar
Dr. Felipe Melgar

Herbalife Ltd. has welcomed Dr. Felipe Melgar, an expert in geriatric medicine in Bolivia, to its Nutrition Advisory Board.

The Nutrition Advisory Board comprises leading experts around the world in the fields of nutrition and health who educate and train Herbalife independent distributors—and in China, sales employees—on the principles of nutrition, physical activity and healthy lifestyle. The board is chaired by Dr. David Heber, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).

Born in Brazil and now practicing in Bolivia, Melgar has been providing home and hospice care for the elderly since 1999. He has served in a similar capacity at Angel Foianini Medical Center since July 2008. His earlier experience includes being a teaching physician of internal medicine and various positions as a geriatric physician, including medical chief at a comprehensive elderly care facility.

Melgar has lectured extensively on a variety of issues concerning aging and health issues facing the elderly. He is the founder and editor of the Journal of Internal Medicine of the Cruceña Society.


Max International

Jim Stevralia
Jim Stevralia
Tim Jones
Tim Jones
Mike Szczesny
Mike Szczesny

Max International announced that Jim Stevralia has been named President. Stevralia previously served as Max’s Vice President of International Operations. He was responsible for locating and determining expansion strategies as well as executing the expansion by overseeing product registration, business licensing and logistical implementation.

Additionally, Tim Jones has been named Chief Financial Officer. Jones previously served as Corporate Controller, having joined the company in November 2008. His previous experience includes work as an auditor at a firm that specializes in industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services; as a financial analyst for an international engineering company; and as controller at an online retailer of surplus merchandise.

Mike Szczesny has been named Vice President of Operations. Szczesny is Max’s longest-tenured employee, joining the company the day it was founded. He has filled numerous roles at Max, most recently as Director of Operations.

Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Salt Lake City, Max International is a research and science-based company, offering its products through a network of independent sales associates. The company has operations in the United States, Canada, the Philippines, New Zealand and Singapore.





Viridian Network

Robert J. Ulrich
Robert J. Ulrich
Brian Pickett
Taff Tschamler

Robert A. McFadden has been appointed President and Chief Sales Officer of Viridian Network. Prior to joining Viridian, McFadden worked extensively in the direct sales industry in both corporate and distributor roles. He was a top-ranked distributor in the industry and learned firsthand how to create, manage and lead an organization. In McFadden’s first role at Viridian as Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing, he was instrumental in developing Viridian’s corporate culture, creating a systematic approach to leadership duplication and leading the organic and rapid growth of the network from its launch in September 2009.

Robert J. Ulrich has taken on the new role of Vice President of Associate Development. Ulrich has been with Viridian since May 2010 and comes with more than 20 years of experience in the direct sales industry. His experience in corporate roles, as well as in distributor roles, has given Ulrich the right experience and knowledge to lead Viridian’s Associate Development Program.

Brian Pickett has joined Viridian as Director of Residual Fundraising. Pickett comes to Viridian with more than 10 years of experience at a direct selling wellness company, where he developed and directed its charitable organization program. His strong background with nonprofit organizations of all kinds places him in the perfect position to lead and develop Viridian’s Residual Fundraising program, Viridian Cares.

Viridian Energy was founded in March 2009 and is a rapidly growing energy company that provides an alternate energy supply option to the local utility.


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